Seniors v Ballintubber – Match Report
Davitts 1-5 Ballintubber 3-2
Davitts, already through to the quarter finals, hosted the county champions Ballintubber on Sunday in Round 3 of the Michael Walsh Senior League, and were beaten by three points after a hard slog in difficult conditions.
Ballintubber, playing with the wind in the first half, led by 2-1 to 1-3 at halftime. Davitts points came from the boots of Andrew Peters, Liam Kearns and Josh Ronayne while the goal was scored from the penalty spot via Andrew Peters, after he was fouled. Both of the Ballintubber goals came from defensive errors.
An early second half point from Josh Ronayne put the sides level but the dismissal of Davitts wing back Martin Cosgrove swung the game back in the visitors favour. Ballintubber used their experience well with the extra man and when they scored another goal with fifteen minutes remaining they never looked like losing. Both sides could only manage a point each in the final quarter.
Best for Davitts were Tommy Nolan, Cathal Higgins, Sean Waldron, Liam Kearns, Josh Ronayne and Andrew Peters.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Tommy Nolan, Padraig Mangan, Donal Ronayne, William Freeley, Cathal Higgins, Martin Cosgrove, Sean Waldron, Michael Waldron, Cathal Hennelly, Thomas Waldron, Liam Kearns (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-3), Andrew Peters (1-1), Colm Roche. Subs used: John Clarke, Matthew Trench, Kevin Gallagher, Aidan McTigue, Shane Mitchell.